link programs different hard drives (help)

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  1. camomac macrumors 6502a

    camomac

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    okay, here is the situation -
    i have 2 physical hard drives installed in my G5:
    A drive - OS (Tiger 10.4.2)
    B drive - data, movies, music...

    on the "A" drive on the left there is the shortcut named "Movies" (standard setup, just the way Tiger installs)

    what i want to do is this:

    i want to click on the link for "Movies" (on "A" drive) and have all my movies stored on the "B" drive come up.

    how do i link these things?

    (i hope that all made sense...)

    Also how do i do this with iTunes??

    THANKS
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Drag the second drive's movies folder icon to the shortcut bar on the Finder. Is that what you mean?

    You can even drag the original Movies folder out of this shortcut bar if you want. In fact, you can copy its icon, paste it into the second drive's movie folder and it'll look flush too.
     
  3. camomac thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    nope, that copies them, it doesn't link them...
     
  4. camomac thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    all i want to do is say, hey..
    thiis is a link to here.. AKA the "B" drive
    and have it look into the "A" drive for a reference......
     
  5. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Just to clarify, I was talking about the very left part of the Finder. It shouldn't copy anything. :confused:
     
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    Yeah, mad jew is right, you should be able to just drag your "B" movie folder into the Finder sidebar.

    As for iTunes, go to Preferences > Advanced and change the "iTunes Music folder location" to your "B" drive.
     
  7. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    #7

    There's a first for everything. :p



    Sidebar! That's the word I was looking for, not the Shortcut Bar. :eek:
     
  8. camomac thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    okay, i am going to try it again when i get home later, but for some reason it didn't seem to associate it last night...


    thanks for all the help, i'll reply later....
     
  9. camomac thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    okay, the above method DOES work if i want to drag my entire movie collection over to the "A" drive.

    i just want to create a link to access the "B" drive. with the Movie link on the sidebar.
     
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    Are you dragging your B movie folder into the empty space at the bottom of the sidebar, or onto the Movies icon? You need to drag to the empty space, otherwise it'll copy the files into the existing (A) Movies folder.
     
  11. camomac thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    YEP!
    okay that was it! i was draging them into the "movies" icon, not the empty space!

    THANKS!!!

    i knew it had to be something that simple...
     

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